Ever since the discovery of DNA, science developed and has made it possible to alter genes. Now in the 21st century, scientists are capable of cloning, and combining genes of different species. Now the world has to debate over whether or not we should even use these capabilities. The use of altering genes has been exposed to the public unknowingly through genetically modified foods (GMOs). If GMOs are able to be in the public there is the possibility of this technology to be released in the public elsewhere. An example of a possibility would be in fertility facilities. These facilities have the ability to give their patients the option to choose the gender of their child and certain aspects such as hair and eye color.
Some feel as though genetic engineering is very beneficial. Engineering genes has the possibility of curing diseases. Some scientists are also beginning to believe that having the ability to choose our children’s genes can improve us as a human race. However some oppose that idea, claiming that the government may have more control over the public’s privacy by having our genes on record. Additionally, many coming from a religious standpoint see gene altering as immoral or unnatural. All of these points of views can be read from this post. Hopefully it will give you enough information to look into and decide where you are on this important debate. Science has come a long way and has benefited us tremendously, but when do we know if it’s right or wrong?